Tuition Assistance Program

Tuition Assistance for Full-Time Employees

The Board of Directors has approved a program of educational assistance for college employees, their spouses and their dependent children for higher education tuition. Educational assistance, when granted, is limited to candidates studying for a baccalaureate degree in a fully-accredited institution of higher learning, and is applied only to tuition costs. Charges for room, board, fees, books and other administrative expenses are not included in the educational assistance program. Educational assistance is limited to a total of eight semesters per dependent child.

Aid to full-time employees may be provided in one of two ways: (1) tuition remission at Ursinus College, for employees, eligible dependent children or spouse; and (2) tuition exchange, for eligible dependent children only, at another institution.

For tenured faculty members hired before January 1, 1995, a tuition grant, for eligible dependent children only, is also available.  Information on the criteria for this program can be accessed here.

Employees must first submit the Educational Assistance Programs Approval Request form to Human Resources for approval before their child apples to Tuition Exchange schools or as soon as their child/spouse is accepted to Ursinus College.  Restrictions with employee length of service can be found in the descriptions below.

(1) Tuition Remission At Ursinus College

After completing three months of continuous full-time service, employees may attend classes at Ursinus with full tuition remission.

After one year of continuous full-time service, a spouse and/or dependent children who qualify for admission are entitled to full tuition remission for classes at Ursinus. 

Please see the steps below for the Tuition Remission process:

  1. Employee should complete the Educational Assistance Programs Approval Request form and turn into the Office of Human Resources for approval.
  2. The Office of Human Resources will send a copy of the approved form to the Office of Student Financial Services.
  3. The Office of Student Financial Services will add the tuition remission benefit to the student’s account per semester once the Office of Admission has confirmed acceptance to the college.
  4. Prior to the start of each academic year, the eligible employee must complete the Educational Assistance Program Approval form and return to the Office of Human Resources for renewal.

(2) Tuition Exchange

After three years of continuous full-time service, eligible dependent children of employees may apply for a tuition grant at institutions that are members of the Tuition Exchange Program. A list of participating institutions can be found on-line at http://www.tuitionexchange.org.

Please see steps below for the Tuition Exchange process:

  1. Employee should complete the Educational Assistance Programs Approval Request form and turn into the Office of Human Resources for approval.
  2. The Office of Human Resources will send a copy of the approved form to the Office of Student Financial Services.
  3. Your student should create an account on the Tuition Exchange website and complete an EZ on-line application for each school to which they are applying for TE. ** Your student must also apply to the school(s) of their choice through the Admission Office at the import school.
  4. The Tuition Exchange Liaison from the Office of Student Financial Services will certify your Tuition Exchange applications on-line through the TE website.
  5. The receiving institution (import school) has full jurisdiction over the award of these grants.
  6. Prior to the start of each academic year, the eligible employee must complete the Educational Assistance Program Approval form and return to the Office of Human Resources for renewal.

Tuition Assistance For Part-time Employees

After completing three months of service, part-time employees may attend classes at Ursinus with full tuition remission.